Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On submission to husband

Today I read an article (actually a blog post) which was shared in our yahoo groups.

I really felt God answered my questions last night thru that article. During my quiet time last night,I was reading the book of Isaiah and God lead me to Isaiah 48: 18-19

Isaiah 48:18-19 The Message (MSG) Your Progeny, Like Grains of Sand 

"16-19 And now, the Master, God, sends me and his Spirit with this Message from God, your Redeemer, The Holy of Israel: “I am God, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go. If you had listened all along to what I told you, your life would have flowed full like a river, blessings rolling in like waves from the sea. Children and grandchildren are like sand, your progeny like grains of sand. There would be no end of them, no danger of losing touch with me.”

And I can't get off my eyes on those two verses, I read it a few more times and I began asking the Lord in prayer and told Him that my heart's desire is to really OBEY Him and it's as if He is telling me that I am not really paying to all his commandments, New International Version reads like this eh "If only you had paid attention to my commands"
There was a thud in my heart and I ask forgiveness and I said Lord " I want to obey you completely, show me the part of my life where I am not being obedient to you"

And this article was the answer, the author's title is "going back to the garden part 1"   and it is about SUBMITTING to your HUSBAND. (click the title to read the full article)

I was ashamed that most of the time in our married life, I am "bull headed" wife. Very often, I insist what I want and what I like not knowing that I am not being submissive to my husband already. I would often say "it's small things lang naman eh" but then now I realized that in all aspect I should submit to my husband and honor his authority to me as the leader of our married life.

Now, God promised, If I pay attention to His commands, then I will be bless, in fact He promised this "Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains;" meaning I will have children, we will have children!! But of course, I don''t want to obey just because of the price. i want to obey because I love my husband and above all I love the Lord and I want to honor both of them in my life. 

I'm just so thankful God opened my eyes (and my heart) in this area of my life. Even if a wife earn more than the husband that shouldn't be an excuse not to submit.

Indeed, Thank you Lord

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm not sure submit would happen in our home. I think we should be equals and respect each other always. That's what we do here. It works nicely and no one feels better than the other.

    Have a terrific day. ☺


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